Name: Monica Aksamit
Sport: Fencing
Discipline(s): Saber Fencing
Event(s): Team
Height: 6-0
Weight: 165
DOB: 2/18/1990
Birthplace: N.Y.
Hometown: Matawan, N.J.
High School: Matawan Regional High School (Matawan, N.J.) '08
College: Penn State University ’16, Kinesiology
Team/Club: Manhattan Fencing center
Coach(es): Yury Gelman
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016); Olympic medalist (bronze)
  • Rio 2016, bronze (team)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – 38th (individual)
  • Years of participation: 2009, 2017, 2018
  • Top finish: 6th – 2009 (team)
Personal: Daughter of Peter Aksamit and Marzena Kaminska...Has one sister, Olivia...Began fencing at age 9…Won team silver medal at the 2008 FIE Junior World Championships as an 18-year-old...Two-time NCAA team champion...Three-time All-American...Hobbies include reading, running, yoga, baking and watching movies.